back to events

Confounding Expectations

Aperture ‘On Feminism’ Panel: Our Bodies, Online

Tuesday, February 7

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Room I-202 New York, NY


“Our Bodies, Online” is a part of the Confounding Expectations lecture series, which is sponsored by Aperture Foundation, the Photography Program at Parsons School of Design at The New School, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Featured in Aperture magazine’s “On Feminism” issue, this conversation will focus on how women wield images of their bodies online as a tool of power and/or as sexual objectification, exploring the question of who is allowed to use their body in this way. What are the implications of bodies imaging themselves online in the name of feminism? What are the rules of feminism now? Should there be boundaries and definitions? The conversation will be moderated by artist and writer Carmen Winant.

Participating panelists include Aria Dean, Johanna Fateman, Ann Hirsch, Amanda Hunt, and André D. Singleton.

This program is supported, in part, by the Anne Levy Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation. Additional public funds are from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Carmen Winant (b. 1983, San Francisco) is an artist, writer, and professor of visual studies and contemporary art history at Columbus College of Art and Design. Winant received her BA from UCLA and masters degrees in critical studies and fine arts from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2011; in 2010, she was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2016, she had solo exhibitions at Skibum MacArthur (Los Angeles) and Fortnight Institute (New York), respectively titled Pictures of Women Working and Who Says Pain is Erotic?. Winant is a frequent contributor to, The Believer, Aperture, and Frieze. She is currently at work on an experimental book about the nature of practice.

Image: Mayan Toledano, Emma, 2015

Aperture ‘On Feminism’ Panel: Our Bodies, Online